The Beast

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The Beast is a 1996 television movie starring William Petersen, Karen Sillas and Charles Martin Smith. Aired in two parts as a miniseries, the movie is based on the 1991 novel Beast by Jaws author Peter Benchley. The film is about a giant squid that... read more

The Beast is a 1996 television movie starring William Petersen, Karen Sillas and Charles Martin Smith. Aired in two parts as a miniseries, the movie is based on the 1991 novel Beast by Jaws author Peter Benchley. The film is about a giant squid that attacks and kills several people when its food supply becomes scarce and its offspring is killed.

Original Release

04/28/1996 on NBC

Cast

Missy Crider Dana Dalton
Karen Sillas Lt. Kathryn Marcus
William L. Petersen Whip Dalton
Matt Day Cosgrove
David Webb Jameson
Robert Mammone Ensign Raines
Larry Drake Lucas Coven
Denis Arndt Osborne Manning
Charles Martin Smith Schuyler Graves
David Field Scranton
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Sunday, 28 April 1996
2 Episode #1.2 Monday, 29 April 1996

Directors

Jeff Bleckner

Writers

Peter Benchley, J.B. White

Cast

Missy Crider Dana Dalton
Karen Sillas Lt. Kathryn Marcus
William L. Petersen Whip Dalton
Matt Day Cosgrove
David Webb Jameson
Robert Mammone Ensign Raines
Larry Drake Lucas Coven
Denis Arndt Osborne Manning
Charles Martin Smith Schuyler Graves
David Field Scranton
David Argue Bates
Ronald Guttman Dr. Herbert Talley
A.J. Johnson Nell Newcombe (as Adrienne-Joi Johnson)
Laurence Coy Farmer
Ken Radley James
Laura Vazquez Hadley
Rick Adams Reporter #1
Tyler Coppin Harry
Les Hill Spike
Marshall Napier Commander Wallingford

Producers

Peter Benchley Executive Producer
Dan Wigutow Executive Producer
Julie Cohen Executive Producer
Michael R. Joyce Producer
Judith Craig Marlin Producer
Tana Nugent Jamieson Producer

Editors

Tod Feuerman

1996 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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